Les Nouveaux Assistants

I still read the forums at assistantsinfrance.com everyday, seeing if I can answer any questions about the program. Recently I discovered the Facebook group too (when did Facebook get so annoyingly popular??) so now I’m spending even more time not doing the things I should be doing, a.k.a improving my French. But if I can prevent anyone from being as stressed as I was when I first arrived here, I’m glad to do it.

It seems that a lot of the new assistants in Grenoble are receiving their work contracts, except for Haute-Savoie. I’m desperate to find out if anyone got my school(s) or has decided to not come. I need this job.

Tonight I e-mail the rectorat. I’ll call in a few days if I get no response. I’m dreading their response, however.

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  • ColourMeCrazy

    Good luck! Hope they all decided not to come ;-)

  • ColourMeCrazy

    Good luck! Hope they all decided not to come ;-)

  • Leah

    Just scare them all away, tell them how horrrrrrible it is there: the students are terrors, the city smells, the teachers hit your hand with a ruler if you make a mistake in French, etc:) I’m sure it’ll sound realistic! Good luck anyways in waiting to hear because something is bound to turn up, even if not right away. Fingers crossed for you!~LeahPS-Thanks for the comment on my blog especially since it is purely a labor of boredom, I mean, love.

  • Leah

    Just scare them all away, tell them how horrrrrrible it is there: the students are terrors, the city smells, the teachers hit your hand with a ruler if you make a mistake in French, etc:) I’m sure it’ll sound realistic! Good luck anyways in waiting to hear because something is bound to turn up, even if not right away. Fingers crossed for you!
    ~Leah
    PS-Thanks for the comment on my blog especially since it is purely a labor of boredom, I mean, love.

  • DestinationMetz

    I really hope you get a placement. Fingers crossed. And I can speak for everyone when I say that your contributions to the different forums are fantastic- and today I found your website invaluable for helping me fill out the visa form, as whilst there’s a translation available on the aus website, yours has way more detail and answered some questions I had. You should RUN the program. Maybe when you get to Canada..

  • DestinationMetz

    I really hope you get a placement. Fingers crossed. And I can speak for everyone when I say that your contributions to the different forums are fantastic- and today I found your website invaluable for helping me fill out the visa form, as whilst there’s a translation available on the aus website, yours has way more detail and answered some questions I had. You should RUN the program. Maybe when you get to Canada..

  • Jennie

    Hehe, someone needs to run the program. It’s so ridiculously unorganized… Glad my site was able to help you!

  • Jennie

    Hehe, someone needs to run the program. It’s so ridiculously unorganized… Glad my site was able to help you!

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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